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United States Supreme Court


No. 79-880

Argued: December 8, 1980    Decided: June 22, 1981

196 U.S. App. D.C. 285, 606 F.2d 1192, affirmed in part by an equally divided Court, and certiorari dismissed in part.

Solicitor General McCree argued the cause for petitioners. With him on the briefs were Assistant Attorney General Daniel, Deputy Solicitor General Geller, Mark I. Levy, Barbara L. Herwig, and Larry L. Gregg.

Mark H. Lynch argued the cause for respondents. With him on the brief were John H. F. Shattuck, Alan B. Morrison, and John Cary Sims. *  


The judgment with respect to petitioners Kissinger, Nixon, and Mitchell is affirmed by an equally divided Court. With respect to petitioner Haldeman, the writ of certiorari is dismissed as improvidently granted.

JUSTICE REHNQUIST took no part in the consideration or decision of this case.

[ Footnote * ] Briefs of amici curiae urging affirmance were filed by Bertram Zweibon, pro se, for Bertram Zweibon et al.; and by Leon Friedman, Floyd Abrams, Gerald J. Brown, and James C. Goodale for Hedrick Smith et al. [452 U.S. 713, 714]  

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